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are watching al jazeera's special coverage of the death of nelson mandela. people all over the world mourning the death of the man they called madiba. these are the feeds coming live from johannesburg, outside the home of the south african antiapartheid hero. this is where he decide last night surrounded by his family. crowds of we'll wishers have been gathering, dancing, swimming, praising his life. they are there to celebrate his achievements and mourn his passing. nelson mandela, south africa's first black president was 95, dying in the company of his family after a long battle against lung infections. let's listen to what some of these people had to say gathered outside his home. >> i'm very sad. i met him when i was young. i grew up with him. i was very sad. i'm not happy that he gets to rest in piece. what he did for the country. i was telling my friend now, that if i was him i wouldn't be friends with him. i wouldn't be together. . >> obviously i'm shocked and sadden. it's hurtful. i was born in 1994. he fought for everything. i wouldn't be able to be here around my family. i hope he r
. only beginning to pay respects to nelson mandela at the age of 95, who has just passed away. we heard the announcement from jacob zuma, the president of south africa. we want to welcome our viewers who may just be tuning in here in the united states and around the world. we'll have special breaking news coverage of the death of nelson mandela here in "the situation room." we're watching what's going on, christiane and robyn kurnow is in johannesburg watching what's going on as well. we will only now begin, christiane, to get reaction. i'm sure that leaders around the world will want to speak out and pay their special respects to this world leader, from the president of the united states, the leaders in europe, africa, all over the world. it's only just beginning now. >> reporter: that's right. indeed, president zuma paid tribute to how much nelson mandela had been embraced by the world, that he was also the global representation of this relentless and unyielding struggle for freedom and justice, and he never gave up. i remember, you know, watching him being released from prison from v
us know we can become. >> across the globe people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >>> a new report reveals the jobs picture is brightening, and unemployment is falling. >>> and a major ice storm sweeps across the country, cutting power and delaying travel. >>> across the world people are remembers nelson mandela. there is mourning. but also celebration for the life of a man who changed a nation and became a global icon by sheer force of character. there will be public remembrances for the next week and a half culminating in a state funeral. nick reports from johannesberg. >> reporter: for south africans today is for mourning. madeba as he was known widely was the father of this country. >> somehow we believe that [ inaudible ] but we'll have to accept the humble request of [ inaudible ] to come together and mourn. >> reporter: he might have been sick for a long time, but people here are still shocked. they have lost a revolutionary leader. >> even though one knew that this day would come because of his age, there still is a huge sense of loss, a deep sense of empt
>> hello again, welcome to our special cover annual of the death of nelson mandela. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> it is morning now in south africa. crowds have gathered outside the former president's home in johannesburg, he died peacefully on thursday, he was 95. >> mandela is known for freeing south africa and delivering it into the hands of democracy. president jacob zuma broke the news of his death. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced mandela as their own and who saw his cause as their cause. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. >> well, millions of people around the world are joining south africans in mourning the death of nelson mandela. let go live now to johannesburg. robyn curnow who has covered nelson mandela's career extensively. i guess the fact that he hasn't been president for 14 years him he has so many people out in the stheet streets. he remains in their hearts on this day. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, nelson mandela's life mirrored south africa's struggle for politi
to our producer and said what is the subject of today's show? [ applause ] and she said nelson mandela. you are the subject of today's show. and he goes, oh, all right. >> she credits mandela as the inspiration for her school for girls in south africa. our coverage of nelson mandela's life and death continues later this half hour as we hear from mandela's jailer who describes their unusual and long-lasting friendship. you want to keep it here on abc news all morning long. >>> all right. we will turn to other major headlines beginning with something of a reversal by the white house involving the president's uncle who had been facing deportation from the u.s. omar and the president had never met but they said he lived with him three weeks while attending law school. it came after the judge ruled he could stay ignoring a deportationing order two decades ago. >>> libyan government says so far no one claimed responsibility for shooting an american teacher to death as he jogged through the streets of benghazi. despite threats. he chose to stay and teach high school chemistry. his wife and so
years he spent in prison, nelson mandela walked down this corridor everyday and at the end of that walk there was no freedom, there was this. >> reporter: with bob simon on the moment he was free. >> after 27 years, his head was high and his fist was clenched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the south african government announced today that the state funeral for former president nelson mandela will be a week from sunday-- the culmination of days of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image captured his legacy better than this-- blacks and whites side by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa. a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. deborah patta is there. >> reporter: the streets of south africa were a riot of color, an explosion of song and dance today. from the s
? >> and now, "bbc world news america." newsis is "bbc world america." the death of nelson mandela brings a sense of loss around the world as people paid tribute outside his home in johannesburg. crowds take to the streets in so weto to remember their former leader. example nelson mandela has left for the rest of us to follow. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. since last night when the world learned of the death of former south african leader nelson mandela, the tributes have been flooding in. we learned from president jacob zuma that mandela will be given a full state funeral on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also
>>> i cherish the idea. so help me god. >> remembering nelson mandela. the anti-apartheid activist and south african former president dies at 95. this morning he's being remembered as an icon of human rights. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 6th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning nelson mandela is being remembered for his resolve and ability to forgive, traits that helped peacefully end the brutal segregationist policy in his native south africa. south africa's first black president died yesterday at the age of 95 following a long illness. he was surrounded by his family. mandela's fight against apartheid made him an inspiration to millions, including president obama. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> when mandela died, crowds gathered throughout south africa to mourn his death a
and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, reconciliation, that was the message, a message we have to teach our children and our children's children
from around the world. stay ahead on cnn. . >>> remembering nelson mandela. the world mourning the loss of a legend morning. the south african president hailed for his courage, his conviction, his decency. i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. we welcome our viewers in the u.s. and arnold the world. >> this is a special edition of "early start" beginning this morning because the world is grieving and, in some ways, celebrating a giant among men. nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in arwa damon when is live in johannesburg in south africa. >> reporter: nelson mandela a hero, a legend, an icon. so many of the people we are speaking to here will say that hardly truly encompasses what it was that he meant for this nation and what it was that he allowed this nation to become. behind me is th
. nelson mandela, a guiding force, reve revered, forever changing history. >> recognize that apartheid has no future. >> he spent nearly three decades in prison, emerging to become the first black president of south africa. a father figure to his people. and to millions around the world. this morning, new reaction from every corner of the world. >> i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> right now on "america this morning," abc news remembers nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. ♪ >>> and this morning, the world wakes to news of a giant of human and civil rights gone. nelson mandela, a guiding force for millions, revered for forever changing history. >> she spent nearly three decades in prison, becoming the first black president in south africa. father figure to millions around the globe. >> people around the world are remembering nelson mandela, a symbol of forbearance, peace and dignity. we have pictures from south africa, where people have been celebrating the former leader's life, by chancing through the streets overnight. >> alex ma
>> announcer: the >>> the death of nelson >>> the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in
1994 when nelson mandela delivered a first address as president of south africa. now an opportunity for them to learn about the democracy path that was born at that time. >> the first step on this side, that side - it's got an emblem. the president sits there alone. this is where he has his own place. >> from the tour guide an anecdote demonstrating that the great can get it wrong. >> the former president was making is a speech in this house. once he was making a speech he noted a red button flicking next to him. he wanted to know what was going on. he had to stop and find out as to what was really going on. he was told, "mr president, you don't have to worry. no one is in danger. the reason that red light goes on is because you should have finished speaking a long time ago." >> underlying the better life that nelson mandela made. >> i think it is a big thing for me, that nobody would have done for me. >> i think he played a role, especially for the young people of today. he made a sacrifice for where we are today. there's a lot of opportunities that came from what - from the decisi
today. >>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. this morning we remember nelson mandela. in life he united south africa and the world and his legacy as a fighter for freedom will continue to resonate well after his death. icon, legend, hero. none of those words seem quite big enough to describe a man who changed the world. ♪ and yet in the streets of johannesburg, the crowds are celebratory. south africa planning ten days of mourning. mandela's body will lie in state with leaders from all over the world expected to pay respects. here in the united states, flags are flying at half staff. mandela had a huge impact on president obama inspiring him to public service. the two only met once in 2005 when president obama was then senator obama. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> mandela spent 27 years behind bars for treason, for backing an anti-apartheid charter. he was finally released february 11, 1990.
. nelson mandela, a guiding force for millions, revered for ever changing history. >> recognize that apartheid has no future. >> he spent nearly three decades in prison, emerging to become the first black president of south africa. a father figure to his people and to millions around the globe. this morning, new reaction from every corner of the world. >> i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> right now on "america this morning," abc news remembers nelson mandela, a man who changed the world. ♪ >>> and good friday morning. people around the world are remembering nelson mandela. the global symbol of fore behrens, peace and dignity. >> here's a live picture from south africa, where people have been celebrating the former leader's life by dancing in the streets throughout the night. you see a large crowd gathering there right now. >> abc's alex marquardt is there in johannesburg, where they're still trying to come to grips with the death of an icon. >> reporter: a new day has dawned here in south africa. there's a profound sense of loss
. >> incredible to see. "early start" continues right now. >>> remembering nelson mandela. this morning the world remembering that man, mourning the loss of a legend. south africa's former president hailed for his courage and decency and message of equality. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in robin curnow live from johannesburg. set the scene for us today, robin. >> the announcement was made just before midnight on thursday. so many south africans didn't really know that their icon had passed on. it was only when they woke up this morning that they perhaps looked at the newspapers or heard on the radio. much of this country is quite rule countryside and they would have seen headlines like this. this one means go
the society that nelson mandela had in mind for south africa. i got to tell you, being in south africa, the folks there, from all different colors, all different backgrounds, all different socio-economic levels, they're talking about these things and really feel like together they will be able to do so much more. >> abc's lana zak, thank you so much. >> the coverage of nelson mandela's life and death does not end here. see how his story influenced pop culture and moviemakers later in this half-hour. >>> another major headline this morning, the investigation into the shooting of an american teacher in libya. ronnie smith gunned down while jogging at a u.s. consulate in benghazi. his murder comes days after al qaeda called for libyan attacks on u.s. interests. smith's wife and son returned to the u.s. for the holidays. he was set to join them next week. >>> a wicked storm slamming the nation this morning is far from over. a treacherous mix of snow and sleet crippling the south central u.s., blanketing arkansas, oklahoma and tennessee. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: temperatur
for this special edition of "cnn newsroom" as we remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela. first breaking news in the last hour, brand new jobs report is out with the lowest unemployment rate in five years. we'll tell you how the markets and the white house are responding this morning. >>> also an arctic blast, this is dallas, where the mercury has dropped 50 degrees in just the last 24 hours. colossal ice storm putting on the freeze from texas to tennessee. and in johannesburg, remembering the man who went from prisoner to president, we'll have the latest on funeral plans for the anti-apartheid icon, nelson mandela. >>> first to that breaking news on the economy, americans are getting back to work, 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november, and the unemployment rate ticked two notches lower to 7%. that's the lowest unemployment rate in five years. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here to break down the numbers. better than expected, so should we feel absolutely completely good about this? >> i saw some broad-based strength in these numbers from warehousing to re
>> our beloved nelson mandela, president of our democratic nation has departed. >> farewell. apartheido overcame reaches the end of the journey that took them from prisoner to president. >> it is jobs day. a role data could leave the u.s. track for the best year of job growth since 2005. >> japan's prime minister calls for a summit with china to ease tensions over the islands. good morning. welcome. " live watching "the pulse from bloomberg european headquarters here in london. >> also coming up on "the pulse ," the boss of one of britain's businesses, nigel wilson joins us and about 10 minutes. get his take on everything from the u.s. jobs report to the autumn statement. the news cycle is being dominated by one thing and that is the passing of nelson mandela. south africans are mourning the death of their first black president this morning. leaders around the world pay tribute to his life. johannesburgin yesterday. .et bring in tv africa anchor clearly south africa in a state of shock this morning. we knew he was ill -- we knew he would be in intensive care and for quite so
, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime. we are here to celebrate his character, his achievements, and his legacy. condolence books have been organized. tos evening we will fly south africa to attend the service and johannesburg. and his royal highness, the prince of wales, will be there for the funeral. his family, his friends, and the millions in south africa, and those around the world, our morning and today. mourning him today. though humanity bears ever upwards, away from brutality. but it is not so. progress is not just handed down. it is one through struggle -- struggle.h nelson mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. the evil ofr forget apartheid and its affect. separate buses, separate schools, and e
run down. we will honor and remember the life of former south african president, nelson mandela. his death was not a surprise. he was in failing health for months since being admitted to the hospital six months ago. he is being laid to rest a week from sunday and today people are remembering him as a giant among men. one of the greatest heroes. he was a man in the mold of gandhi and martin luther king. a revolutionary who spent nearly a third of his life behind bars so his country would be free. flags have been lowered to half-staff in washington and all over the country. reaction has poured in from all corners from global leaders to activists to ordinary men and women remembering nelson mandela. >> our nation has lot of its greatest son. our people have lot of a father. >> let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the ark of the moral universe towards justice. >> thank you for the gift. >> what an extroerdary and inspiring man else in an mandela was. >> going from being in prison on the list of many nations and b
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
>>> for now, let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the bar towards justice. >>> south african president nelson mandela died at the age of 95 leaving the country in mourning. >> our nation has lost its greatest -- our people have lost a father. >> elsewhere, the fed's richard bishop blames lawmakers for holding back the recovery ahead of what is expected to be a weaker payroll number in the u.s. economy. >>> germany's central bank raises its 2014 growth target for europe's largest economy as evidence shows demand from within the eurozone is finally picking up. >>> deutsche bank is to close its commodity business mainly in london and new york. display you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >> a former south african president nelson mandela passed away last night at the age of 95. world leaders have been sending message messages of mourning for the leader. >> he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son our people have lost a fat
at the johannesburg home of nelson mandela, the man who led the fight against apartheid, dying yesterday at the age of 95. >> welcome to hq. >> nelson mandela represented reconciliation and forgiveness. he changed the nation and course of history. here is south africa's president earlier today. >> the outpouring love that we've experienced locally and abroad was unprecedented. always love madiba for teaching us that anything is possible. to overcome hatred and end it. in order to build a new nation. and society. >> he overcame hatred and anger and that's what he's remembered for, greg. >> it is less than 24 hours since the announcement of the death of nelson mandela. from our experience on the ground in south africa, what we're seeing now is just the beginning. crowds have been gather, outside the one-time home of nelson mandela, also elsewhere in south africa. part in mourning, part in celebration for the man many consider to be the father. his body was taken overnight to a nearby military morgue in preparation for a week long mourning period, but people in south africa are not waiting to express
for the fallen father of south africa - celebrating the life of nelson mandela. >> a mix of snow, sleet and rain crippling parts of the country, causing pile-up and cancelling hundreds of flights. hopefully they'll make changes that affect the industry. >> and a megabrokerage firm t against any u.s. company. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm mad forward. >> an american war veteran detained in north korea is on his way back to the united states. the u.s. is calling on the koreans to release another american, merrilman was met by american officials in budget airport early saturday. merrill newman is expected to arrive at san francisco around noon eastern time and al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> merrill newman is headed home. the 85-year-old was held captive for a month in north korea. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to fe on my own. >> a veteran of the korean war. he was pulled from his flight back from to the united states. he admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised. his age and medical condition played a part. >>
to nelson mandela and celebrate his life and a cheevement. and the draw for the world cup finals, the teams now know who them be facing next year in brazil. >> the world trade organization has reached its first-ever trade reform deal, and there was a roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the indonesian island of bali when an agreement was finally announced. global trade talks have faced years of deadlock with many countries shifting their focus to regional deals. the w.t.o. says the bali deal could add $1 trillion to the global economy. >> it is so agreed. >> the agreement is a milestone for the w.t.o.t. marks the organization's first global trade deal since the creation in 1995. >> for the first time in our history, the w.t.o. has truly delivered. >> the deal will lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs. most importantly, the term is applying not just to rich, industrialized states, it also for poorer developing countries. analysts estimate it could boost the global economy by hundreds of billions of dollars. >> we have achievement so
see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. >> president obama leading our nation in mourning. former south african mandela, his death 24 hours ago was not unexpected but caused a deep sense of loss and outpouring of memories and condolences. he spent 95 years on this earth. 27 of them in prison for treason. he led the crusade against apartheid and for human dignity and reconciliation and won the 1993 nobel peace prize and became the first black president and nation's first democratically elected president and touched millions of lives around the world. mandela compares to dr. king and gandhi as nonviolent agents of change and progress. pope francis said the sted fast commitment in proving dignity and forging a new south africa built on firm foundations on nonviolence should inspire generations to put it in front of their political aspirations. plans are already under way for memorials and of course his state funeral. here in america, flags are lowered at the capitol and th
'm fareed zakaria coming to you live from new york. starting with nelson mandela and we will ask you what happened to his legacy in africa and beyond. i have a great panel including one of mandela's close confid t confidants and the man that until this summer was obama's top national security -- why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair, alan greenspan. >>> and as we approach the first anniversary of the new town massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy. i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a gps special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here's my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language cadenc
. more man a dozen states in a deep freeze. >>> then the unprecedented plans for nelson mandela's funeral, as the world gets ready to say good-bye. we'll have details on the event and speak with some who know him well. >>> last night's grammy nomination show last night got the music ball rolling for some of music's top performers. this saturday december 7th, 2013. >>> and welcome to the weekend. we also have a great lineup of guests in the house this morning, he's made more than 80 movies but his new one has the oscar buzz factory. >> plus his rise to stardom is as unique as her style. she's here to show us how her life has changed. >> valerie june will perform in our saturday session. >>> but first, he's finally free, the 85-year-old american tourist and veteran of the korean war held captive in north korea since october, is now on his way home. >> right now, merrill newman is on a flight to san francisco. seth dome reports from beijing. >> reporter: freedom after 43 days. merrill newman arrived at beijing's airport today after a flight from north korea.
>> nelson mandela. man whose strength healed a nation and changed the world. >> i stand here before you not as approve it but as a humble servant. >> tonight the world mourns the passing of an icon. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. good evening i'm dan ashley. mandela lived 27 years of his life in prison for his belief in freedom and equality and he merged after all of that time with a message of generosity towards his oppress ors. karen has the story. >> out by the home where nelson mandela died they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people.
in grief. south africa's memorials for nelson mandela. the remembrances far and wide as president obama and other world leaders head to johannesburg. >>> stunning announcement from singer susan boyle who captivated the world with her humble roots and winning voice. ♪ i dreamed a dream in time gone by ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> private diagnosis and why she's decided to make it public. it is monday, december 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good monday morning, everybody. how was your commute in? >> it actually wasn't so terrible. i know i'm one of the lucky ones. what was the west churning has hit us now. >> philadelphia really got bombed where i am on the jersey shore not too far away, maybe 90 minutes away, got six inches. it is wintertime. >> you are closer to the water than i am. i probably got three inches. still bad. >> let's talk about the wicked stuff out there. we begin with then storm that moved to the east coast, heavy snow and ice that triggered deadly pileups and a nightmare for air travelers, as well. >>
that is still with us the family of nelson mandela break that silence is showing that the statements of the anti apartheid icon also weighed on posting. an historic deal the days of talks wrapped up in body resulting in a new pack for the world trade organization. one which occurred at a trillion dollars to pay for the call it's a little something to very much to twenty knots the state two day summit attended by leaders of some forty african countries has all wrapped up it's not that evening and parts will topping the agenda the outbreak of deadly sectarian violence in central african republic. flinders bones requests for help from the country. the french president swaddled says that by the end of today's cross will have sixteen hundred troops on the ground that its former colony where presidents always has that some likely that the current government will be ale to see out its mandate which ends in twenty fifty he suggested that the elections be held the sickness and out to the french president speaking to frostbite got here on this evening cause that's the phrase than continue in office who ha
. travel is becomes near impossible as hundreds of flights are grounded a. >>> remembering nelson mandela. two days after his death, the crowds continue to grow celebrating a fearless man who taught the world about the power of reconciliation. this as his country and the world prepare to honor one of the nation's greatest leaders. saturday, september 7th, 2013. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live from south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> reporter: good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt in south africa. >> i'm erica hill here in studio 1a with jenna wolf and diagonally diagonally. we are happy you're back. >> i didn't want to come back unless a big news day. >> you were waiting for the big day. lefter is going to be with us from south africa as we cover what shais happening in south africa. >> jenna, welcome. >>> behind me is the mandela house. the house that he lived from in the mid '40s until the early '60s. it is now a museum in this sprawling township near johannesburg, so
africa, where people are gathering at the home of nelson mandel last, the man who led the fight against apartheid and raci injustice dying at the age of 95. what a man. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to a friday edition of "america's newsroom." martha: good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. a remarkable man and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpour
remembers nelson mandela. a man who rose above hardship to free a country and change the course of history. >> we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> his extraordinary life and legacy. >> i urge you all. in the name of me, democracy and freedom for all. >> mandela, friday, december 6th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," remembering nelson mandela, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and as we welcome you this morning, we take a live look in soweto, south africa where a massive crowd is gathered to celebrate the life of their beloved hero, former president nelson mandela. >> flags are at half-staff around the world this morning, including at the white house and the capitol. a fitting tribute. just the beginning of the tributes for a man that did so much, despite tremendous obstacles. he is remembered by the country he saved and the world he changed. >> that's r
, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppression. international businesses boycotted south africa until the government finally relented and released mandela in 1990. the famous prisoner instantly became a superstar who energized the people and became the first
in until the latter half of the day. >>> to south africa. a nation in mourning over the loss of nelson mandela. flags across the country remain at half-staff and will stay that way until mr. mandela is buried. michelle kaczynski is outside his home. tell us what you are seeing there. >> singing and dancing until at least 3:00 in the morning. even on the second day. i think what immediately strikes you and touches you is the incredible diversity of this crowd. people still coming together with their entire families and their friends. they will come here with a feeling of togetherness of truly moving sense of community. one boy 7 years old, drew a picture of house and trees. he drove here from a tiny village four hours away. she said a school was built. she said because of mandela, her child and the other kids there have a good education. plus, a huge pad of flowers on the gates lead to go mandela's home. people having their own gatherings. they will come here where they feel closer to mandela where he lived as well as closer to each other. >> michelle, we're having a little bit of troub
of mourning for nelson mandela the people here also want to celebrate his life. i can see mr you buy a decent routine some content is due next monday. really. he was three times the retail as you can tune in to read it and would come from and was key. i was in front of his house and again he came back to simply tell he's in he's hitting years in prison. it didn't really see her because it constitutes an ac. and then off to bed and then he became president in ninety four c2 list i was in and out of the day in ca who discusses his press conferences in tv it's him. he did towards him okie this just might get his presents he came into their new teammates as he was the m e i mean he was of royal campbell and dad and that you need this review i'll delete on main theories to tea with studded team and candidates always accomplishment when standing at how wonderfully it and asked me about gifts and mini holiday on. and an amazing man and his spirit to them last week. but aside from his personal timing is also the father of one conference call. the rainbow nation body it is going to become of his visio
african president nelson mandela and also celebrating his extraordinary life and achievements, emily schmidt on the tributes to the anti- apartheid leader. >> he made his last public appearance in 2010 when south africa hosted the world cup. but though he has been away from the public eye it has done nothing to diminish his place in the public heart and the tributes are rolling in today. there is silence on the first full day of mourning nelson mandela. there are growing tributes and there are words trying to express it all. >> madib's long walk to freedom gave courage and dignity to that. >> he just kept doing that. >> he spent years fighting apartheid there, 27 of those were spent in prison. he was often referred to as mandibba, he was 71 when he was released from prison. he gave this speech. >> we should all work together to further this country. >> there will be 10 official days of mourning, including a day of prayer, a memorial service and a funeral for the man who said when he turned 90 he had lived a life of no regrets. >> i don't regret it because the things that attracted me
of former south african president nelson mandela. people across the world are still mourning - and celebrating his life. reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela today. he says he was there onstage the oakland coliseum when mandela visited in 1990. and will always remember mandela for his courage and conviction even after being imprisoned for 27 years. >> he comes out and his fans that he is not going to be destroyed. he stated that he came to liberate. that is what he is, a liberated. i did not know how many liberators are left to tell you the truth. be a real human being. so much so, that i will--are will invest my life to be nice people. >> world leaders are paying their respects to mandela. reporter emily schmidt has the latest from washington. >> nelson mandela made his last appearance in 2010 when they host of the world cup. it has done nothing to diminish his place. the tributes are just rolling in for him today. >> there is silence on the first full day of mourning. there are growing tribunes and then there are words tried
news on nelson mandela. i want to bring to you right now if we can. >> kelly, thank you very much. this a special breaking news. one of the great men of the 20th century, nelson mandela, one of the most inspiring people in the world, has died. after a long illness, it is just now being announced on south african television, that nelson mandela, a man who served decades in prison for his crusade for human rights and dignity in his home country, has died. he was 93 years old, if i'm doing my math correctly there. he's 95 years old. excuse me. 95 years old. he had 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. a man that really led the way for human justice and rights in his nation. we'll bring you more details on the passing of nelson mandela very, very shortly. and we'll have news, i'm sure, from washington, from the president and the white house in mourning over the death of nelson mandela. kelly, back to you. >> tyler math senn, thank you very much. i believe john harwood is standing by in washington. john harwood with more detames. potentially, any reaction at this early hour, joh
. dentist the death of south africa's anti apartheid leader nelson mandela provoked an outpouring of grief across the nation. thousands gathered outside his johannesburg home after he passed away on thursday at the age of ninety five with his family around him president jacob sumo announce the news isn't all that. he's no excuse. one nation. has lost his greatness. talk to my diva as mandela was affectionately known here became a national symbol of reconciliation and justice the day as the young activist he called for nonviolent resistance against the apartheid regime. but after police killed sixty nine black protesters montana began organizing an armed opposition. in nineteen sixty four he was sentenced to life in prison on charges of sabotage. he finally walked three in nineteen ninety at the age of seventy one the apartheid system was scrapped. and in may nineteen ninety four montana became south africa's first black president will recall uh the uh he tore down the walls of segregation and was admired across the globe for its courage and determination we've lost one of most influential
. >>> coming up, a national day of prayer and reflection following the death of nelson mandela. that's after the break. >>> i'm in my walk in closet. >>> today is a day of prayer and reflection. along with that there is a sense of celebration that shows no signs of letting up. people are singing and dancing outside of the mandela home in south africa. >> reporter: a trip of song and dance and tribute to nelson mandela. >> he is a great. we will never have a man like that again. >> singing songs of the 1980s from south africa, many of these people would have been part of the struggle to liberate the country. what is remarkable is this unifying nature of the man and people of all races, creeds and ages have come out here. this is a period of mourning but it is a period of celebration for south africa. craig dickerson came with his son. >> and the youths that are coming through. he is an icon. >> reporter: and another brought her grandmother. >> she was there. and they understand more than we did. they were born into it and knows what the truth is. >> they have been lighting candles and laying
. >>> millions of people around the world are mourning the death of nelson mandela. we just found out where and when he will be buried. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> good morning. these are live pictures from almaden boulevard and san carlos streets in san jose. this is the scene of an accident involving a police car and another vehicle. you see those two cars right there at the center of your screen with some serious damage involved. we brought you this breaking news about 30 minutes ago. we'll have a live update from the scene, coming up. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave is off today. let's get a quick look at weather and traffic. rosemary is in for steve. i hope people are bringing their jacket. it's cold. >> another chilly day in store. the big concern, this hour, the freeze warning. some of our coldest temperatures of the morning still holding on. we have 20s and 30s with that freeze warning until 9:00 for the entire bay area with the exception of san francisco. low 20, fairfield, napa, 29 walnut creek, 29 in livermore. mid- to upper 30s at the bay to about 40 in san fran
coverage on the death of nelson mandela. today in south africa, it was a day of mourning, reflection and remembrance as large crowds continue to gather outside the former president's home in johannesburg. the president of south africa today finalized the schedule veptsst for his funeral. leaders from all over the world will be attending. it will include ten days of mourning that will culminate with a state funeral and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, j
of nelson mandela. how he is being remembered tonight. >> the world is mourning the death and celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the 95-year-old died yesterday. he made his last major public appearance in 2010, when south africa hosted the but his time away from the public eye did nothing to diminish his place in the public heart.as tributes continue to pour in. >> "madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character, to courage, to forgiveness and to human dignity."/"we should all work together to organize the most befitting funeral for this outstanding son of our country, and the father of our young nation." >> mandela spent decades fighting apartheid in south africa. 27 of those years were spent in prison. he was 71 when released in 1990. there will be ten official days of mourning, including a day of prayer and a memorial service. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa. so will former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton. >> today, reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela's legacy. >> ".in his life
to honor nelson mandela today on a national day of mourning. mandela died thursday at the age of 95. now for the first time we are hearing from mandela's family. >> in the mandela household, he's no longer with us physically. his spirit is with us. we have lost a great man. the greatness in our family was in the simplicity of his nature in our midsts. >> president obama will travel to south africa for a memorial on tuesday. he'll be joined on air force one by president george w. bush and mrs. bush. plez clinton is expected to join as well. >>> carrie underwood is firing back at critics on her "sound of music" performance. ♪ ♪ >> the country star played ma via von trapp in the three hour live spigsal. she's been getting hate tweets. >> come on. >> she claims she got even more after thursday's broadcast. so she responded to the haters like this, by tweeting, plain and simple, many people just need jesus. they will be in my prayers tonight adding a bible verse there at the end. sounds like she's dealing with the haters by letting jesus take the wheel. >> she did three hours live on tv.
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